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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    nice

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Voting is very, very important

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »

    This is Pulitzer-level shade

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    Mx. QuillMx. Quill I now prefer "Myr. Quill", actually... {They/Them}Registered User regular
    Yeah, Roem sounds rad.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    I can't tell if it's better if she came up with that response off the cuff, or if she thought of it ahead of time. Off the cuff is fantastic obv, but at the same time I can't imagine how satisfying it would be to mentally craft a response like that and deliver it perfectly against such an asshole. It's such a perfect high-road/low-blow, that's like Oscar Wilde level shit.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    daaaaayyyyyymnnnn



    gonna be a fun Thanksgiving

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    My boss's husband won! We're all very pumped. And taking about campaigning for Harvard square to be pedestrian only.

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    Fearghaill wrote: »

    This is Pulitzer-level shade

    At least now he will have ACA to get treatment at the burn ward.

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    As if she wasn't fuckin rad enough already

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    metal is for everyone

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    in seattle, we elected a lady mayor for the first time in like a hundred years

    shame she's an asshole

    we also gave the boot to our sheriff, which is good because it turns out he's been using his position to keep some sexual misconduct accusations quiet; his opponent seems like a pretty great replacement, who's stated she's going to continue with the former sheriff's dedication to police reform (to his credit he was demonstrably a good reformer, and for that reason I almost voted for him but I decided that the sexual misconduct allegations have to matter)

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    https://thinkprogress.org/meet-wilmot-collins-a-former-refugee-and-first-black-mayor-of-helena-montana-6f9eb20bde88/

    Montana's state capital just elected the first black mayor in state history, who originally came to the US as a refugee from Liberia

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    nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
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    QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    in seattle, we elected a lady mayor for the first time in like a hundred years

    shame she's an asshole

    we also gave the boot to our sheriff, which is good because it turns out he's been using his position to keep some sexual misconduct accusations quiet; his opponent seems like a pretty great replacement, who's stated she's going to continue with the former sheriff's dedication to police reform (to his credit he was demonstrably a good reformer, and for that reason I almost voted for him but I decided that the sexual misconduct allegations have to matter)

    Eyyyyyy. In atlanta we will have a runoff between two women! That's good! They are: the previous mayor's pick who is deeeep in local business and especially developer pockets, orrr the only not an R because R won't fly in atlanta woman deeeeeep in local business and especially developer pockets who ALSO has the support of the police union. That's bad!... and it kinda stops there.

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    SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular

    We don't need to

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    SyphonBlue wrote: »

    We don't need to

    Actually, because of the electoral college, we do

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    in seattle, we elected a lady mayor for the first time in like a hundred years

    shame she's an asshole

    we also gave the boot to our sheriff, which is good because it turns out he's been using his position to keep some sexual misconduct accusations quiet; his opponent seems like a pretty great replacement, who's stated she's going to continue with the former sheriff's dedication to police reform (to his credit he was demonstrably a good reformer, and for that reason I almost voted for him but I decided that the sexual misconduct allegations have to matter)

    Eyyyyyy. In atlanta we will have a runoff between two women! That's good! They are: the previous mayor's pick who is deeeep in local business and especially developer pockets, orrr the only not an R because R won't fly in atlanta woman deeeeeep in local business and especially developer pockets who ALSO has the support of the police union. That's bad!... and it kinda stops there.

    yeah our previous mayor's pick won, she's also in deep with the Chamber of Commerce and business, she was a US attorney which basically means she made her living screwing over the little guy, and during the campaign she made it pretty clear that she doesn't mind grabbing the mic from people of color (sometimes literally grabbing the mic)

    oh and like five years ago she helped the mayor and our interim police chief fire every pro-reform cop on the force, while they were being investigated by the DoJ

    she's a shithead and the fact that some of the big local unions endorsed her is proof that union leadership has got their heads in their asses

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    QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    I am lucky that our more tolerable candidate is a woman of color, running against an odious white woman, in Atlanta. So you'd think this was a pretty sure thing, but I don't let myself have hope anymore. All of our Unions (again, aside from police) went for our socialist/progressive candidate with Bernie backing, but this race had something like 10 people in it so it was just a zoo.

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    nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    SyphonBlue wrote: »

    We don't need to

    Actually, because of the electoral college, we do

    Eh really we need to peel off some swing states. Plus it's more important to focus on local elections and change the way democrats view Congress and governors. It just sucks to me that large portions of America have essentially giving up in the face of hopelessness and will bitterly vote against their self-interest.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    SyphonBlue wrote: »

    We don't need to

    Actually, because of the electoral college, we do

    Not really.

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    Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    The center portions of PA have trended hard right since Trump and there is no sign of that pulling back. They've always been extremely conservative but there were enough democrats there for Allegheny and Philadelphia counties to pull through. That doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Democrats lost the supreme court seat election in PA, the only big 1 on 1 election in the state this year.

    The rust belt going batshit insane has really made "peel off some swing states" a much taller order than before.

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    turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular

    Living in rural PA as a leftist fuckin sucks, for so many reasons.

    The overwhelming redness
    Watching where you grew up slowly die
    Being trapped there because of the economy
    Watching people bring all this shit on themselves over and over
    People in the two big Ps lumping you in with the people they hate for voting R and wishing you would disappear

    I don't think there actually is any way to fix rural PA at this point.

    My whole county basically revolves around a single factory for construction lifts. If that place ever shuts down (and it'll happen eventually, there's been rumblings about the whole thing going over seas for years) it will be a catastrophe. It's basically the only place that pays a living wage, other than the hospital, in the whole county.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I feel your pain, @turtleant

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    UbikUbik oh pete, that's later. maybe we'll be dead by then Registered User regular
    In the supreme court race, Mundy was highly recommended by the state bar while Woodruff was only recommended. I think some people are more willing to vote across party lines in judicial elections for the more "qualified" candidate

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular

    This sort of thing just utterly baffles me. There's no logic here, no thought process, you can see instances where people claim something as a big reason they hold a view (like Obama and golfing), get proven wrong, and immediately declare that it's not such a big deal. Nowhere else do I see such a massive dearth of reason for actions than in the political realm. I mean they outright admit that Trump was never going to help them and then say they'd still vote for him again. That's lunacy!

    Then they go ahead and top it off with a dose of heavy racism.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Oh, racism and bigotry are huge parts of politics, especially in rural Pennsylvania

    I'm in too bad of a mood to talk about Lou Barletta

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    Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    Ubik wrote: »
    In the supreme court race, Mundy was highly recommended by the state bar while Woodruff was only recommended. I think some people are more willing to vote across party lines in judicial elections for the more "qualified" candidate

    possible, but beyond the state shifting right i think the things that hurt him was that he was black and the gop tied him to the nfl protests even though he disagrees with them on principle, but thinks that they are obviously legal. central pa is ludicrously racist. even an hour outside of phl is like traveling to another world.

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    Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    I'm not sure why people trying to frame Carter winning over the republican whip in what's basically a DC suburb as "a socialist won big in a red state!" makes me sigh.

    Like the victory is a cool and good thing as it is. And then there's turning it into something it isn't while simultaneously feeding into the narrative that the bigots of america are going to flip if we convince them with socialist rhetoric.

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    JarsJars Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    As if she wasn't fuckin rad enough already


    all I can see now is a debate with a bigot going exactly like the banjo episode of bobs burgers except more metal

    gay people can't get marr-BAWWWWW

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    A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    in seattle, we elected a lady mayor for the first time in like a hundred years

    shame she's an asshole

    we also gave the boot to our sheriff, which is good because it turns out he's been using his position to keep some sexual misconduct accusations quiet; his opponent seems like a pretty great replacement, who's stated she's going to continue with the former sheriff's dedication to police reform (to his credit he was demonstrably a good reformer, and for that reason I almost voted for him but I decided that the sexual misconduct allegations have to matter)

    Eyyyyyy. In atlanta we will have a runoff between two women! That's good! They are: the previous mayor's pick who is deeeep in local business and especially developer pockets, orrr the only not an R because R won't fly in atlanta woman deeeeeep in local business and especially developer pockets who ALSO has the support of the police union. That's bad!... and it kinda stops there.

    Atlanta's government is hilariously corrupt

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »

    We don't need to

    Actually, because of the electoral college, we do

    Not really.

    yes really! remember a year ago!

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    NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »

    We don't need to

    Actually, because of the electoral college, we do

    Not really.

    yes really! remember a year ago!

    Please don't make me.

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    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »

    We don't need to

    Actually, because of the electoral college, we do

    Not really.

    yes really! remember a year ago!

    voter turnout is a bigger factor

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Mysst wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »

    We don't need to

    Actually, because of the electoral college, we do

    Not really.

    yes really! remember a year ago!

    voter turnout is a bigger factor

    yeah, in red areas to make them blue

    because the EC is the deciding factor not the popular vote

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    yes that's why there's never been a non republican president in the history of ever

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    well we just got done a year ago where the EC decided the election, so this go around we need to flip some red districts. Otherwise the outcome will be the exact same.

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    -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    Give those rural pa people free healthcare

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    nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Give those rural pa people free healthcare

    That would be helpful but the problem really is that there is no answer to their problems. What they want is for mining jobs to come back. They want their way of life back. The saddest part of that article is how fatalistic everybody is*. They know their world is coming to an end. They knew deep town that Trump's promises were impossible but they picked him because the fantasy was easier than accepting the end. The people insisting this is the end of the world are just an extension of that.

    How do you reach people who think the world can't get better? Especially when you cant give them what they want?

    *Because the racism isn't sad, its disgusting.

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